Edge 108.0.1462.54 and more VPN volume (15 GB), IE will be disabled on Feb. 14, 2023

Edge[German]Microsoft has upgraded the Edge browser in the stable channel to version 108.0.1462.54 on December 16, 2022. The update includes the latest fixes from the Chromium team. Second item: there is probably an expansion of the free VPN data volume in Edge from 1 to 15 Gbyte. And last item: an Edge update on February 14, 2023 will shut down Internet Explorer on Windows 10.


Edge 108.0.1462.42 Stable Channel

According to the release notes, the update to the Microsoft Edge Stable Channel (version 108.0.1462.54) includes the latest security updates from the Chromium project.

The list of all vulnerabilities can be found on this page. The Edge should be updated automatically. Thanks to the reader for this tip.

More free VPN volume in Edge

Months ago, it was reported that the Edge included options to use a free Microsoft Edge Secure Network (VPN) in its settings page. It was probably 1 GByte transfer volume included. Now a user on reddit.com reports that Microsoft has increased the data volume per month to 15 GByte in the Edge. The colleagues from deskmodder.de had reported here, for example.

Edge update disables IE

It has been known for a long time that Microsoft wants to replace Internet Explorer in various Windows 10 versions. After all, Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be supported as a desktop application on certain versions of Windows 10 as of June 15, 2022 (see my blog post Windows 10: End of support for Internet Explorer 11 on June 15, 2022). Exceptions are only the Windows 10 LTSC or Windows Server versions. Microsoft had already announced this in May 2021 in this post.

In my blog post Windows 10: Microsoft disables Internet Explorer 11 on Feb. 14, 2023 I had mentioned in October 2022 that Internet Explorer will be disabled in the affected Windows 10 versions as of February 2023. IE calls will be redirected to Edge. On December 16, 2022, Microsoft posted the noticeNew details on IE11 desktop application permanent disablement scheduled for February 14, 2023 in the Message Center to draw attention to this issue. It states:

Internet Explorer 11 (IE11), which is no longer supported, is scheduled to be permanently disabled on certain versions of Windows 10 on Feb. 14, 2023, through a Microsoft Edge update, not a Windows update as previously communicated. Any remaining devices that have not already been redirected from IE11 to Microsoft Edge are scheduled to be redirected with the Microsoft Edge update scheduled for February 14, 2023.

Organizations that have already transitioned from IE11 to Microsoft Edge using IE Mode will not be affected by this transition through the Edge update.


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